22:39 PM

Airport constructs comfy spot to standby for your ride

Tucked behind construction walls on the west side of the bag claim level, contractors are quietly making progress on new ground transportation hold areas – scheduled to open next year.

The sleek, modern space will provide a comfortable place for passengers and guests to wait for taxis, ride-sharing and other ground transportation services. Crews with Odyssey are in the process of demolishing and retrofitting the old space. Workers are cutting, demolishing and removing concrete floors and sidewalk sections throughout the red and blue interior and exterior space.

The old glass waiting areas are now gone, and workers are preparing to place foundations for new glass walls and curb ramps. Meanwhile, structural steel is being installed to enclose the old elevator and escalator access areas to the above quad decks.